The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Calculus VCT plc (the “Company”) will be held at 11.30am on 3 July 2020.
The AGM is an important event in the Company’s corporate calendar, providing an opportunity for shareholders to meet the board and put questions to the directors and the investment manager, as well as enabling shareholders to consider the necessary resolutions which form the business of the meeting. John Glencross, director and CEO of Calculus Capital, will be giving a presentation on the Company’s portfolio.
Given the UK Government’s current guidance on social distancing and public gatherings, the Board have made a number of alternative arrangements in relation to this year’s AGM:
- In light of the current situation, and in accordance with the UK Government guidance, it will not be possible for Shareholders to attend the AGM in person.
- The Board and shareholders will attend the AGM virtually, via Zoom webinar. If you would like to attend, please send an email with your name and address to [email protected] no later than 5pm on the 30th of June, 2020. You will receive an email on the 1st of July with details on how to join to meeting.
- Details of how to appoint the Chairman of the AGM as proxy are set out in the notes to the notice convening the AGM.
- Shareholders are encouraged to submit their voting instructions and proxy form as soon as possible to ensure that they are received and accounted for prior to the deadline. Please refer to the notes to the notice convening the AGM, for details regarding voting instructions and proxy forms.
UNDER THE UK GOVERNMENT’S CURRENT GUIDANCE ON SOCIAL DISTANCING AND PROHIBITION ON PUBLIC GATHERINGS, IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE FOR SHAREHOLDERS TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING IN PERSON. SHAREHOLDERS CAN ATTEND THE VIRTUAL MEETING BY REGISTERING THEIR INTEREST VIA EMAIL.
THE BOARD STRONGLY ENCOURAGES SHAREHOLDERS TO VOTE ON THE RESOLUTIONS BY COMPLETING A PROXY FORM OR BY APPOINTING THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MEETING AS YOUR PROXY.
THE BOARD ALSO ENCOURAGES QUESTIONS TO THE DIRECTORS OR INVESTMENT MANAGER TO BE SUBMITTED IN ADVANCE.
Action to be taken
Shareholders will find a form of proxy accompanying the Annual Report which they should receive by 8 June 2020. Shareholders are requested to complete, sign and return the form of proxy as soon as possible, in accordance with the instructions printed on it.
To be valid, the form of proxy must be lodged with the Company’s registrar, care of The City Partnership (UK) Limited, Suite 2 Park Valley House, Park Valley Mills, Meltham Road, Huddersfield, HD4 7BH or by email to [email protected] as soon as possible, but in any event, no later than 11.30am on Wednesday, 1 July 2020. The completion and return of the form of proxy will not prevent a Shareholder from attending the virtual AGM.